Combining the strength and versatility of structural steel with the proven benefits of a tensioned fabric membrane—fabric buildings create a practical solution for many applications: athletic, manufacturing, mining, military, swimming pools, aircraft hangars, warehousing, religious events, government buildings and distribution centers are amongst the many applications.
Customized Building—completely configurable building system with multiple design and cladding options with no width, length or height restraints with large clearspans; a variety of foundations are available.
Translucent Cover—polyethylene or PVC fabric covers allow natural light to filter through, virtually eliminating the need for additional lighting during daytime hours.
Structural Steel—the rigid frame building design uses structural steel that will outlast and outperform widely used hollow tube steel.
Cost Efficient and Low Maintenance—a clear span interior provides you with the maximum usable floor space available, reduced construction times allow quicker occupancy often resulting in an economical advantage.
Versatility—each building can be designed to support ancillary equipment such as HVAC systems,
fire suppression systems, viewing platforms, lights and doors; a straight sidewall design allows the
use of traditional materials on the sidewalls like brick, stone or steel.
Endurance—warrantied steel and fabric, Legacy structures are engineered to handle any local wind, snow and seismic loads. Additionally, buildings can be insulated up to R-38.
Green—Legacy can assist clients obtain LEED points for the certification for buildings.
- Steel components contain an average of 89.5% total recycled content
Fabric buildings offer a high solar reflectance (or albedo) reflecting heat away from a building, reducing roof temperatures. A high thermal emittance also plays a role, particularly in climates that are warm and sunny. Together, these properties help roofs to absorb less heat and stay up to 50-60°F (28-33°C) cooler than conventional materials during peak summer weather
- Cool architectural fabric products may be installed on low-slope roofs (such as the flat or gently sloping roofs typically found on commercial, industrial and office buildings) or the steep-sloped roofs used in many retail buildings
- Polyethylene fabrics are considered a low emitting building material
- Translucent fabrics can provide a connection between indoor and outdoor spaces through the introduction of daylight, additionally, skylights and solar panels can be added to a fabric structure